Guest Article From Morris Jewelry: “Gift Ideas For Mom!”

By Carin Brust; morrisjewelrybg.net
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 12:00 PM CST

We regularly meet customers looking for a beautiful gift for that special woman in their life – their Mother.  With May now here, we have many people looking for gift ideas.  Jewelry is the perfect way to show Mom how much you love her.  Flowers and chocolate do not last forever.  Jewelry made from precious metals and gemstones or diamonds will be treasured for many years, and will be passed down for future generations to love and cherish.
There are many different styles of jewelry that can be customized to represent your children or grandchildren.  Let’s take a look at some of the many options available, from the traditional to modern and contemporary designs.
One of the more traditional options available is the Mother’s ring.  They are available in a wide variety of metals: 10K, 14K, and 18K white, yellow or rose gold, sterling silver, or platinum.  Birthstones are available in a variety of qualities, and lab created or imitation colored stones can also be used to represent each child.  With so many options available to you as we customize your piece, we will be sure to fit within your budget.  Many rings can be personalized by engraving the names of the children next to their birthstones.
There are similar options available for Mother’s pendants.  There are many styles that are able to accommodate one or more birthstones.  The designs can vary in style from a basic straight bar, heart, flower, stars, or even a tree of life with stones set among the leaves.  There are also pendants shaped as little children that can be engraved or feature each child’s birthstone.
One of my favorite Mother’s jewelry lines is Posh Mommy.  They feature loop style pendants in sterling silver, gold vermeil, and white or yellow gold.  Also available are round, square, and rectangular discs of various sizes featuring either an initial or name and a small birthstone accent.  Many of the pendants can be layered together for a unique, personalized look.  The modern designs of Posh Mommy are popular with many celebrity moms such as Nicole Kidman and Rebecca Gayheart.
Lockets have been a staple in many jewelry wardrobes for years, and they are still popular.  Lockets are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs.  Most are designed to hold two pictures, but there are new designs now available that can hold four pictures or more.  Many of these lockets can be personalized with engraving.
Charm bracelets are also a classic jewelry gift.  These traditional bracelets are available in sterling silver, or white and yellow gold.  Charms in the shape of boy or girl heads are often engraved with the child’s name and birthdate.  Additional charms can be added to represent each child’s preferred interest, such as a basketball or piano.  A baby carriage, or another infant themed charm can also be added to celebrate a new addition to the family.  Charm bracelets and charms can be viewed on the Rembrandt Charms website rembrandtcharms.com.
If the classic charm bracelet is not for you, perhaps a more modern design such as Chamilia will be an option.  Chamilia has the same concept as a charm bracelet, but features beads that slide onto the bracelet.  Many bead options are available and can be viewed on their website www.chamilia.com.  We always love helping fathers and their children each select a special bead for the mother’s bracelet.
A great way to keep your loved one’s touch close to your heart is by having a pendant made featuring their fingerprint.  The pendant can be made in sterling silver, and white or yellow gold.  A fingerprint pendant is a unique piece of jewelry that will catch everyone’s attention.
We will also be hosting a very special event on May 9-11 at Morris Jewelry, located downtown on Fountain Square.  As many of you know, Jim travels to Antwerp, Belgium on a regular basis to hand select diamonds for our customers and our inventory.  This time we are bringing Antwerp to Bowling Green, just in time for Mother’s Day!  We will have over $5,000,000 in diamond inventory here for you to choose from.  Please join us for this amazing diamond show, bring a friend, and enjoy some Belgian treats!
To order any of the charms viewed on the websites mentioned in the article, or for more information on any of the gift suggestions listed, please call the store at 270-843-6103 or stop in and see us!  We are open Monday thru Saturday, 9:30am to 6:00pm.
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